Accession Number : AD0709436

Title :   EFFECTS OF MEMORY SUPPORT ON STATE ANXIETY AND PERFORMANCE IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEARNING.

Descriptive Note : Tech memo.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Leherissey,Barbara L. ; O'Neil,Harold F. , Jr. ; Hansen,Duncan N.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The hypothesis that memory support (MS) reduces state anxiety (A-state) and errors in a computer-assisted learning task was investigated. It was predicted that high A-state students given MS would make fewer errors than high A-state students who were given no memory support (NMS). Low A-state students were expected to perform equally as well with or without MS. Sixty male undergraduates were randomly assigned to MS or NMS conditions. All students received the same learning materials. The MS group was allowed to see previous incorrect responses to each problem before attempting it again, whereas this information was not available to the NMS group. The findings were compared with the results of previous research on anxiety and memory support. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*ANXIETY, REDUCTION), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY)), STUDENTS, MALES, ERRORS, FEEDBACK, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE